In January 2009, Morning Musume leader Takahashi Ai will be starring as a main character in a NHK TV drama based on a detective manga called Q.E.D. ~Shomei Shuryo~ . There are ten episodes planned so far, starting January 8th and ending on March 12th and will air every Thursday at 8 o’clock PM.
Takahashi’s character is named Kana, who is an energetic and cheerful high schooler. She meets someone by the name of Toma, who graduated from a university at age 15. They solve various mysteries together.
This is really great – a MM member a main character of a TV show. The Pink Lady drama that Ai and Risa were in last month got high rankings, so who knows what this could do. As Ai-chan is already popular, I can see this maybe effecting the sales of Morning Musume CD’s in a good way.